Category Archives: In his words

The front lines of Sicily

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Chick talks about being on the front and working with land mines during the invasion of Sicily. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

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Walking the streets of Palermo, Sicily

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Chick talks about the invasion of Sicily and walking the streets of Palarmo in July of 1943. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

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Invasion of Sicily – continued

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Chick talks about the invasion of Sicily in July of 1943 and the tragedy that occurred with the 82nd Air Borne. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series … Continue reading

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Operation Husky – the invasion of Sicily

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Chick talks about ‘Operation Husky’; the invasion of Sicily in July of 1943. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

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Conditions in North Africa and keeping in touch

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During an interview, Chick discusses the heat, their uniforms and keeping in touch by mail with family back in the United States. This audio is from an interview conducted by Uni High students Natalie Dullerud, Claire Dickerson, Michael Anukwu and … Continue reading

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Moving throughout North Africa toward Bizerte

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During an interview, Chick discusses moving from place to place toward their final bivouac area near Bizerte. This audio is from an interview conducted by Uni High students Natalie Dullerud, Claire Dickerson, Michael Anukwu and Joaquin Malik, as part of … Continue reading

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Moving throughout North Africa

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Chick talks about moving by convoy throughout North Africa and his brief visit to the battle at the Kasserine Pass. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

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Rank, Division and some Famous People

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Chick talks about his rank, the division and some famous people who he served with. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

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More about keeping his diary

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Chick talks more about his diary, how he has never read it. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

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Previous recordings posted

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A two hour interview of Chick has been discovered and divided into short topical clips. These clips will be inserted in this diary as part of the ‘In his words’ section.  As a result, clips have been inserted in the … Continue reading

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